As a company that works with Textiles every day, this news is music to our ears and with the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, declaring a “code red for humanity” it really is time for real change.
The Fashion Climate Action plan alines a call for brands to set science-based targets or halve their emissions by 2030 and encourages them to have a pledge to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The main mission is to drive the fashion industry to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions no later than 2050 and keep the goal of temperates below 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Speaking at COP26 Stefan Seidel of PUMA said: This is an important milestone for the Fashion Charter, as it increases the ambition level in an effort to align the industry with 1.5 degrees.
As it currently stands over 130 companies have signed the fashion charter. Some examples are: Burberry, H&M Group, Adidas, Chanel, Nike, and PUMA.
Overall, despite many saying COP26 has been a place of words and not action, this news is a positive step and as a part of the Textile Industry, we are thrilled to see the brands that have a huge responsibility in this industry step up and make a change. Our motto has always been to cut down greenhouse gases by diverting clothing from landfill and so long may we continue our work.